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How to hand-wash your knits

rosarios_stackSpring is here, we can smell it and it’s time to put away your knits. Because I’m willing to bet you’ve heard it a hundred times but still don’t believe it, I’ll say it again: Washing pieces by hand is easier than you think and completely worth it for extending the life, shape, and general well-being of your clothing. Your most-loved pieces are going to require a wash before putting them away and here’s an easy guide for you.

Always read our care labels and you’ll find that, in most cases, alpaca wool can be washed with these simple steps.
Step 1. Fill a basin with cool water. Add mild soap, preferably an eco-friendly variety.
Step 2. Place sweater or knits in water and swirl gently.
Step 3.    Rinse. Drain basin. Gently press sweater/knits to remove excess water, being careful not to wring or twist.
Step 4. Spread sweater or knits on a thick, dry towel. Roll towel the way you would a yoga mat, pressing as you go. Do not twist towel.
Step 5.    Unroll. Lay sweater/knits on a dry towel on a flat, waterproof surface. To reshape sweater: Spread arms out straight, push ribbing together, align collar and button any buttons. If there is a belt, dry it separately. After 12 to 24 hours (depending on the thickness of knit), turn sweater/knits over and spread out on a dry towel. You won’t need to reshape but you can pat and fluff.
Step 6. Once completely dry, your sweater/ knits should be ready to wear. If any wrinkles or folds remain, use a steamer to remove.
Remember: Always wash sweaters or knits before storing and in doing it so by hand you are also minimizing great environmental impact.

Now Enjoy Spring!

 

Fall’ 15 Collection @ D&A show

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Designers & Agents
Location: The Starrett Lehigh Building- Studio B
601 W. 26th St- 13th floor, New York, NY 10001
Dates: February 22 –23- 24
Hours: 9am – 7pm / last day 9am – 5pm

For appointments, email info@hortensiahandmade.com

Hortensia in FORTUNE.com!

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Megy Karydes from Fortune.com asks Michelle Peglau, our Creative Director, the role alpaca wool is playing among other luxury fibers…

To read the article visit link below:

http://fortune.com/2015/02/11/alpaca-wool-luxury/

 

SUMMER SALE!

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UP TO 35% OFF ON ALL SPRING/SUMMER

JOIN US IN THE BIG APPLE: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL GIFT SHOW

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Hortensia’s Fall 2012 collection is now showing at the NYIGF:

Javits Center/ Accent on Design/ booth 3956/ Aesthetic Movement showroom.

August 19th-21st: 9:00am-6:00pm

August 22nd: 9:am-2:00pm

For appointments contact Michelle Peglau, mpeglau@hortensiahandmade.com & Renata Bokalo renata@aestheticmovement.com.

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FALL/ WINTER 2012 COLLECTION AT D&A SHOW NYC

Hortensia Handmade will be showing the new Fall/ Winter 2012 collection at the D&A show in New York city starting this February 19th through February 21st.

Our booth will be located at the Starrett Lehigh building at 601 West 26th street, Studio B on the 13th floor: the Aesthetic Movement showroom.

For show appointments please contact the Aesthetic Movement or email us at info@hortensiahandmade.com.

Aesthetic Movement: Phone: +718-797-5750

Contact Renata Bokalo @renata@aestheticmovement.com


 

WINTER SALE STARTS TODAY

HOLIDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE

Bust Magazine Craftacular: 12/10 & 12/11. Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm

82 Mercer St. between Broome & Spring, NYC

JUST ADDED! Sunday 11th 11am-6pm @ Divine Studios Holiday Craft Sale

21 East 4th Street (by Lafayette), suite 605

Henri Bendel:, 5th Avenue flagship: 12/14-12/22

712 5th Avenue, New York

We look forward to see you!

Happy Holidays to you All!

INDAGARE SOUK EVENT: PIERRE HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY 11/14-11/16

Event hours are Monday-Wednesday, November 14th-16th from 10am-6pm.

Please join us on Monday evening from 5-8pm for a Souk Party with Kim Crawford Wines! The event will be held at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel at 2 East 61st Street, New York City and will feature exquisite products from Kenya, Argentina, Cambodia, Nicaragua, the Philippines, India, Peru, Rwanda, and more.
To RSVP for the Souk Party In Greenwich or NY please contact us at 646-963-2232 or souk@indagare.com

HOLIDAY SOUK SHOPPERS CAN ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A 2-NIGHT STAY AT THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

INDAGARE SOUK EVENT: 11/10- 11/11 GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT

Come travel with us in this amazing event organized by Indagare!

Thursday, November 10 from 10am-8pm* and Friday November 11 from 9am-3pm

9 Sabine Farm Road

*Please join us on Thursday evening from 5-8pm for a Souk Party!
RSVP: 646-963-2232 or monique@indagare.com

Preview Hortensia’s Winter 2011 collection & start your Holiday shopping with unique finds we will have at these events! And if you can’t make it to Greenwich, come to the NYC event at the Pierre Hotel!


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